Open de Portugal R4

Meronk makes history in Portugal

September 12-15
Morgado Golf Resort, Portimao, Portugal
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Adrian Meronk took a huge step towards becoming the first-ever Polish holder of a European Tour card by winning the 57° Open de Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort and breaking into the top 15 on the Road to Mallorca.

Open de Portugal R4 - Meronk makes history in Portugal
Credit: Octávio Passos/GolfTattoo

The 26-year-old posted a closing six under par round of 66 on a scorching hot day in the Algarve to reach 15 under par and secure a two-stroke victory ahead of Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, who finished second on 13 under par, with Italy’s Francesco Laporta and Austria’s Martin Wiegele two shots further back in tied third on 11 under par.

Meronk carded just a solitary bogey in his final round before signing off with two birdies in his last three holes to ensure he became the first Polish victor in European Challenge Tour history.

“I couldn’t be prouder of myself for being the first Polish winner on the Challenge Tour,” he said. “I’ve been getting a lot of messages from friends back home so I’m very appreciative of that and I’m very happy to be the first Polish winner on the Challenge Tour.

“It feels amazing. I’m very pleased and very happy. What a day. It’s fantastic and it was a very good day for me. I played very well and finally it was enough for me at the end to win the tournament.

“I’ve been pretty consistent this year and I’ve been playing well, especially at the start of the season, but I just couldn’t finish it off. That’s why I’m very relieved right now because it’s finally happened.”


Meronk’s mother, Joanna, joined him at Morgado Golf Resort all week and having that support along the fairways makes victory all the sweeter.

“It’s very special to have my mum here,” he said. “She was actually in Brno when I came third at the D+D REAL Czech Challenge so I guess she brings me some luck.

“I’m probably going to move quite a bit in the Rankings so it changes my season quite a lot. It probably still won’t be enough because there are still quite a few tournaments left, so I’ve just got to focus on the rest of the season. I’m going to take a week off now and just enjoy it.

“It’s my third year as a professional and I had a long amateur career, so I’ve been waiting a long time for this and it feels very, very good that it’s finally happened.”

Four players shared fifth place on ten under par, including overnight co-leaders Cormac Sharvin and Henric Sturehed, with five players a shot further back in tied ninth on nine under par.

With victory in Portugal, Meronk climbs 12 places in the Road to Mallorca Rankings to seventh place, with runner-up Garcia Rodriguez jumping 20 spots into 13th position.

There will now be a week’s break in the schedule, with the Challenge Tour returning for the final six events of the season at the Hopps Open de Provence from September 26-29, 2019.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
MERONK Adrian
POL
-15
67
72
68
66
273
€ 32,000
2
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-13
73
64
69
69
275
€ 22,000
3
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-11
71
69
67
70
277
€ 13,000
3
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-11
69
70
69
69
277
€ 13,000
5
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-10
69
66
72
71
278
€ 7,500
5
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-10
71
72
64
71
278
€ 7,500
5
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-10
70
67
69
72
278
€ 7,500
5
STUREHED Henric
SWE
-10
66
75
65
72
278
€ 7,500
9
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-9
69
68
71
71
279
€ 4,120
9
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-9
69
68
70
72
279
€ 4,120
9
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-9
71
70
69
69
279
€ 4,120
9
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-9
73
68
72
66
279
€ 4,120
9
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-9
68
71
70
70
279
€ 4,120
14
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-8
72
70
69
69
280
€ 3,200
14
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-8
68
71
73
68
280
€ 3,200
14
ROBB Chris
SCO
-8
71
72
70
67
280
€ 3,200
17
BLAND Richard
ENG
-7
68
68
70
75
281
€ 2,500
17
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-7
67
71
71
72
281
€ 2,500
17
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
-7
68
73
71
69
281
€ 2,500
17
STOW Ben
ENG
-7
73
70
72
66
281
€ 2,500
21
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
-6
76
68
72
66
282
€ 2,030
21
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-6
73
71
67
71
282
€ 2,030
23
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-5
71
72
72
68
283
€ 1,900
23
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-5
70
71
71
71
283
€ 1,900
25
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-4
72
69
72
71
284
€ 1,740
25
EVANS Ryan
ENG
-4
72
71
68
73
284
€ 1,740
25
FARR Oliver
WAL
-4
72
73
68
71
284
€ 1,740
25
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-4
72
70
72
70
284
€ 1,740
25
MAZZOLI Stefano
ITA
-4
71
72
71
70
284
€ 1,740
25
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
-4
68
72
71
73
284
€ 1,740
31
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-3
73
72
68
72
285
€ 1,520
31
HUNDEBØLL Oliver
DEN
-3
72
71
70
72
285
€ 1,520
31
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
-3
70
71
72
72
285
€ 1,520
31
SYME Connor
SCO
-3
73
71
73
68
285
€ 1,520
31
TREE Toby
ENG
-3
72
68
70
75
285
€ 1,520
36
DEAN Joe
ENG
-2
70
72
70
74
286
€ 1,220
36
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-2
73
71
70
72
286
€ 1,220
36
FOOS Dominic
GER
-2
73
71
72
70
286
€ 1,220
36
HANSON Chris
ENG
-2
75
70
70
71
286
€ 1,220
36
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-2
72
69
76
69
286
€ 1,220
36
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
-2
75
67
71
73
286
€ 1,220
36
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-2
72
72
70
72
286
€ 1,220
36
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-2
72
70
73
71
286
€ 1,220
36
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-2
71
71
72
72
286
€ 1,220
36
SANTOS Hugo
POR
-2
72
69
71
74
286
€ 1,220
46
ALLAN James
ENG
-1
73
72
70
72
287
€ 960
46
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-1
69
72
72
74
287
€ 960
46
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-1
71
71
72
73
287
€ 960
49
CRUZ Tiago
POR
0
71
70
76
71
288
€ 812
49
HIDALGO Angel
ESP
0
72
67
74
75
288
€ 812
49
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
0
74
70
71
73
288
€ 812
49
RAMOS Joao
POR
0
74
69
75
70
288
€ 812
49
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
0
72
71
74
71
288
€ 812
54
ARIZABALETA Alvaro
COL
1
74
69
67
79
289
€ 710
54
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
1
73
72
74
70
289
€ 710
54
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
1
68
75
74
72
289
€ 710
54
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
1
74
70
71
74
289
€ 710
58
GROS Sébastien
FRA
2
74
70
76
70
290
€ 640
58
HOWIE Craig
SCO
2
74
70
72
74
290
€ 640
58
MADDY Paul
ENG
2
71
73
71
75
290
€ 640
61
HURLEY Gary
IRL
3
69
74
77
71
291
€ 590
61
OLSEN Aksel
NOR
3
72
73
74
72
291
€ 590
63
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
4
67
76
75
74
292
€ 550
63
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
4
70
75
76
71
292
€ 550
63
SILVA (AM) Pedro
POR
4
75
70
72
75
292
€ 0
66
RODRIGUES (AM) Daniel
POR
5
73
72
79
69
293
€ 0
67
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
6
76
69
75
74
294
€ 520
68
ECCLES Ben
AUS
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
69
MORUGAN Manuel
ESP
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
70
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
71
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
72
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
73
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
74
ADARRAGA GOMEZ Jose Luis
ESP
2
76
70
0
0
146
€ 0
75
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
76
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
77
SANTOS SILVA Tomas
POR
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
78
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
79
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
80
BOOTE David
WAL
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
81
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
82
BEKIRIAN Jean
FRA
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
83
EGGENBERGER Mathias
SUI
3
79
68
0
0
147
€ 0
84
EDBERG Pelle
SWE
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
85
GEYGER Nico
CHI
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
86
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
87
FORD Charlie
ENG
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
88
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
89
BERARDO Clément
FRA
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
90
MAGALHAES Joao
POR
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
91
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
92
CANTER Laurie
ENG
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
93
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
3
77
70
0
0
147
€ 0
94
KING Gary
ENG
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
95
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
96
YOUNG Mark
ENG
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
97
QUESNE Julien
FRA
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
98
EL HALI Karim
MAR
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
99
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
100
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
101
MARJAN Ahmed
MAR
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
102
ITEN Marco
SUI
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
103
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
104
KIM Minkyu
KOR
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
105
LINARD Thomas
FRA
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
106
GASPAR Miguel
POR
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
107
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
5
77
72
0
0
149
€ 0
108
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
5
71
78
0
0
149
€ 0
109
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
5
77
72
0
0
149
€ 0
110
GANE Chris
ENG
5
71
78
0
0
149
€ 0
111
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
112
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
113
GEARY Josh
NZL
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
114
RIU Victor
FRA
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
115
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
6
78
72
0
0
150
€ 0
116
ABREU Alexandre
POR
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
117
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
118
GOUVEIA Tomas
POR
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 0
119
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
120
CARLOTA Joao
POR
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
121
OLIVEIRA Francisco
POR
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
122
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
7
73
78
0
0
151
€ 0
123
MOHR Marcus
ENG
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
124
STALTER Joël
FRA
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
125
PIAGET Sandro
MON
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
126
LACROIX Frederic
FRA
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
127
ELVIRA Manuel
ESP
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 0
128
BALTL Timon
AUT
8
76
76
0
0
152
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129
GREHAN Stuart
IRL
8
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
130
ANGLES Pep
ESP
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
131
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
132
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
9
76
77
0
0
153
€ 0
133
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SCO
9
74
79
0
0
153
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134
BRADER Nathan
POR
9
78
75
0
0
153
€ 0
135
MANSELL Richard
ENG
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
136
GAL Petr
CZE
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
137
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
9
76
77
0
0
153
€ 0
138
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON Mathieu
FRA
9
73
80
0
0
153
€ 0
139
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
10
77
77
0
0
154
€ 0
140
DAWSON Robin
IRL
10
79
75
0
0
154
€ 0
141
LOPES Vitor
POR
10
78
76
0
0
154
€ 0
142
BESSA Tomás
POR
10
78
76
0
0
154
€ 0
143
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
11
79
76
0
0
155
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144
PETROZZI Gian-Marco
ENG
12
77
79
0
0
156
€ 0
145
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
12
79
77
0
0
156
€ 0
146
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
12
77
79
0
0
156
€ 0
147
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
13
81
76
0
0
157
€ 0
148
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POR
13
79
78
0
0
157
€ 0
149
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
13
82
75
0
0
157
€ 0
150
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TUR
13
86
71
0
0
157
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151
KEMALOGLU Ediz
TUR
19
83
80
0
0
163
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152
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
6
78
0
0
0
78
€ 0
153
TILEY Steven
ENG
5
77
0
0
0
77
€ 0
154
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
7
79
0
0
0
79
€ 0
155
LLOYD Chris
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
156
FORD Matt
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
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